WorldCat Identities

Branco, Paulo

Works: 196 works in 599 publications in 7 languages and 6,537 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Romance films  Musical films  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, pmn, pre, Author, Actor, fmp
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Paulo Branco
Most widely held works by Paulo Branco
Cosmopolis by David Cronenberg( Visual )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Packer, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager, heads out in his tricked-out stretch limo, while remotely wagering his company's massive fortune on a bet against the Chinese Yuan. Little does he know his perfectly ordered, doubt-free world is about to implode
Mistérios de Lisboa by Raúl Ruiz( Visual )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals
Le temps retrouvé = Time regained by Raúl Ruiz( Visual )

39 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in French and English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1922, this film opens with Proust on his deathbed remembering his life. Gradually his own experiences give way to the characters in his novel
Um filme falado = A talking picture by Manoel de Oliveira( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trama: Su una nave diretta a Bombay che nel corso del suo tragitto toccherà alcuni dei principali porti del Mediterraneo, si imbarcano Rosa Maria, una giovane insegnante di storia, e la figlioletta di otto anni, Maria Joana. La donna, che deve raggiungere il marito in India, ha deciso di cogliere l'occasione del viaggio per conoscere tutti quei luoghi che ha studiato con passione e dei quali ha sempre parlato durante le sue lezioni ma che non ha mai avuto il tempo e l'occasione di visitare. Dopo essere partita da Lisbona la nave si ferma a Marsiglia dove Rosa Maria legge una lapide che ricorda le origini greche della città e poi a Napoli dove coglie l'occasione per visitare Pompei e riflettere sulla distruzione della città e del significato di punizione divina che all'epoca fu dato all'evento. Poi è la volta di Atene, dove madre e figlia si imbattono in un prete ortodosso che le aiuta a meglio comprendere le meraviglie architettoniche dell'Acropoli e, successivamente, di Istanbul con la visita a Santa Sofia, prima cattedrale, poi moschea e adesso museo. Al Cairo, durante la visita alle piramidi, incontrano un celebre attore portoghese che le invita a visitare l'albergo costruito in occasione dell'apertura del Canale di Suez che, ben presto, attraverseranno in nave. In rotta sul Mar Rosso vengono avvicinate dal comandante della nave (John, statunitense ma di origini polacche) che le invita a cenare al suo tavolo. Rosa Maria rifiuta cortesemente l'invito dell'uomo che, così, trascorre la serata conversando amabilmente con tre donne molto celebri salite a bordo durante le varie tappe: Delphine, un'imprenditrice francese, Francesca, una ex modella italiana, Helena, una cantante greca. Durante la tappa nel porto di Aden (nello Yemen), John scende dalla nave e acquista per la piccola Maria Joana una bambola in costume arabo: è un buon pretesto per convincere, la sera stessa, Rosa Maria ad accettare l'invito al suo tavolo e a conversare con le sue illustri ospiti. Tutto procede bene - anche perché, malgrado ognuno parli la sua lingua, tutti si comprendono - ma proprio mentre Helena intona una canzone per allietare i passeggeri, giunge la notizia che dei terroristi, durante l'ultimo attracco, hanno piazzato degli ordigni a bordo
Je rentre a la maison = I'm going home by Manoel de Oliveira( Visual )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in French and Portuguese and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert Valance is a successful theater actor who learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car accident. Over time, Valence's life regains a semblance of normalcy - he takes care of his orphaned grandson, strolls the streets of Pairs, frequents his favorite cafe and returns to the stage. But when an American film director casts him against type in an English-language production of Ulysses, Valance struggles to master the dialogue and his own emotions
Les Chansons d'amour = Love songs by André Rieu( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jaquette indique : "Par amour, Julie accepte de faire ménage à trois avec la collègue de son petit ami Ismaël. Mais cette situation finit par devenir pesante pour la jeune femme qui aimerait être à nouveau seule avec lui. Lorsqu'un incident vient mettre fin au trio amoureux, tout devient bancal, surtout dans la vie d'Ismaël qui essaie difficilement de gérer sa confusion des sentiments, entre légèreté et désespoir."
La chambre bleue = The blue room by Stéphanie Cléau( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two adulterous lovers go from pillow talk to possible murder in this sexy, brain-teasing thriller. Julien is a middle-age salesman embroiled in a steamy love affair with a married woman who, after a round of kinky sex, makes a startling suggestion. Suddenly Julien is caught up in a police investigation, but just what exactly happened?
Lisbon story by Wim Wenders( Visual )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A German filmmaker summons his sound recorder friend to join him in Lisbon. When the latter arrives, his friend has disappeared leaving a few cans of silent footage. The sound man will wander aimlessly through the streets of Lisbon recording sounds of the old city to match the images left by his friend"--Container
Letters from Fontainhas : three films by Pedro Costa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Portuguese and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Portuguese director Pedro Costa has been steadily building an impressive body of work since the late eighties, and these are the three films that put him on the map: spare, painterly portraits of battered, largely immigrant lives in the slums of Fontainhas, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Lisbon. In Ossos, after a suicidal teenage girl gives birth, she misguidedly entrusts her baby's safety to the troubled, deadbeat father. In Vanda's Room is centered around the heroin-addicted Vanda Duarte. In Colossal youth, many of the lost souls of Ossos and In Vanda's Room return. This time, Costa focuses on Ventura, an elderly immigrant from Cape Verde living in Lisbon."--Distributor
La captive = The Captive by Chantal Akerman( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Chantal Akerman becomes the latest filmmaker to take inspiration from Marcel Proust's 'In search of lost time'. Adapted from the fifth volume, 'The captive' tells the story of Ariane, who lives under her lover Simon's surveillance in a grandiose Parisian apartment. Simon has an obsessional need to know everything about her, has her accompanied everywhere she goes and subjects her to endless questioning. He imagines she leads a double life, which only serves to increase his desire for her
Cosmos by Andrzej Żuławski( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witold has just failed the bar exam, his partner Fuchs has just recently quit his job and now they are staying at a so-called family guesthouse. It's when they discover a bird hung in the woods near the house that they become concerned with their safety. After, they find a piece of wood just as they had found the bird. They receive another omen in the form of forewarning signs on their ceiling and in the garden. What will happen next as Witold falls for a newly wed woman?
Dans Paris = Inside Paris by Christophe Honoré( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anna has just left Paul who, annihilated by the separation, moves back with his father in Paris. His younger brother Jonathan, a casual student, still lives in his father's apartment and spends most of his time womanizing and fooling around. But what this apparent lightness conceals is a deep wound. Jonathan, in fact, has never been able to overcome the death of his beloved sister."--IMDb
Quelques jours en septembre = A few days in September( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in French and English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is just ten days before 9/11. Irene, a French secret service operative, is on a mission to help Elliot, a rougue CIA agent who has disappeared with top secret intelligence about the immediate future of the world. When a Paris rendezvous goes wrong, Irene finds herself in a race against time to uncover the truth. Following closely behind is an eccentric assassin, intent on tracking down Elliot and the crucial piece of information he holds
Il est plus facile pour un chameau-- = It's easier for a camel-- by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in French and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Federica est riche ... trop riche ... Ce privilège l'emprisonne et l'empêche de faire sa vie d'adulte, d'assumer son quotidien : les attentes de son fiancé qui voudrait fonder une famille, le retour inattendu d'un ancien amant, les conflits avec une famille déconnectée de la réalité et déstabilisée par la mort annoncée du père ... Federica cherche alors le réconfort dans l'imaginaire : des rêves éveillés où la réalité devient parfaite et merveilleuse
Vale Abraão = Val Abraham by Manoel de Oliveira( Visual )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in Portuguese and French and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Ema, a very attractive young girl with enormous power over men. She marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend and they move to the Valley of Abraham. With time she begins to feel unhappy about her marriage, so, with all the freedom she has, she takes a lover. A Portuguese reworking of themes from "Madame Bovary."
Généalogies d'un crime = Genealogies of a crime by Raúl Ruiz( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychiatrist takes in her orphaned nephew René. Believing he possesses the personality of a killer, she begins to observe him carefully. A decade passes and the woman is killed. René is arrested for the crime. Dr. Georges Didier claims he saw the crime, which happened during a bizarre group-therapy session that he hosted. But lawyer Solange isn't convinced of her client René's guilt and so begins an investigation of Didier's group
Ossos by Pedro Costa( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Portuguese and French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realizing that teenage mom Tina is about to gas herself and her newborn child, Tina's boyfriend grabs the infant and takes to the streets of Lisbon. In this extremely downbeat film, he attempts to sell the child and failing that, eventually gives the child to a streetwalker. Meanwhile Tina and her friend try to get the baby back. When they fail, they decide to get revenge upon the boyfriend
Demain on déménage = Tomorrow we move by Chantal Akerman( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte est célibataire. Elle essaie d'écrire des livres de commande, des livres érotiques pour survivre sans que son esprit soit le moins du monde absorbé par l'érotisme ou le désir. Elle habite un duplex et vit dans un joyeux désordre et dans une distraction totale. Mais un jour, son père meurt et sa mère, professeur de piano, débarque chez elle avec son quart de queue, ses meubles et ses élèves. Charlotte se replie alors au deuxième étage, alors que sa mère, Catherine, occupe le premier... [Allociné]
I am Dina by Ole Bornedal( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dina's father refuses to raise her after she causes her mother's accidental death. As she grows up unmanageable she marries Jacob, a man twice her age. Jacob's premature death throws suspicion on Dina when her childhood friend Tomas reappears in her life
Trois vies et une seule mort by Raúl Ruiz( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in French and Spanish and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banker/armsdealer Luc Allamand is in a surrealistic shell game during which the primary players remain a mystery to each other. Fitting together the pieces to this clever puzzle, Luc's tangled life takes us on a dynamic journey through the lives of his adversaries. A fairy tale mixes comedy and suspense in this fictional examination of man-kind's capacity to host a multitude of identities
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Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.26 for Cosmopolis ... to 0.93 for El corazó ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Letters from Fontainhas : three films by Pedro CostaOssos
Alternative Names
Branco, Paolo

Branco, Paolo 1950-

Condeixas de Araújo Branco, José 1950-

Paulo Branco acteur uit Portugal

Paulo Branco film producer

Paulo Branco portugiesischer Filmproduzent und Schauspieler

Paulo Branco produttore cinematografico e attore portoghese

Бранку, Паулу продюсер и актёр

باولو برانكو

پائولو برانکو تهیه‌کننده و بازیگر پرتغالی



Letters from Fontainhas : three films by Pedro CostaDans Paris = Inside ParisOssosTrois vies et une seule mort